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Running Head: Zinc Deficiency Zinc Deficiency Student's name: Professor's name: Course title: 29th March 2017 1 Running Head: Zinc Deficiency Introduction Zinc is in a group of minerals referred to as micronutrients; it is a key component for growth and development of children and adults in a healthy manner. Zinc deficiency occurs due to inadequate intake of zinc in the daily diet. In case of exposure to high levels of copper, it results in loss of zinc from the human body. Zinc deficiency also leads to gastrointestinal malabsorption. Zinc deficiency results in nutrition-related morbidity (Turanoglu etal, 2018). Daily Requirements: The RDA for zinc in infants 5mg, 1 to 10 years 10mg daily, higher than 11 years 15mg. Zinc Deficiency: Mild zinc deficiency: Poor appetite, weight loss and increased susceptibility to infection, and altered smell and taste are characteristic of mile deficiency. Moderate to severe Zinc deficiency: The main symptoms and signs include growth failure, delayed healing of wounds, short stature, and hair loss Diagnosis of Zinc deficiency Estimating blood zinc level facilitates diagnosis. 2 Running Head: Zinc Deficiency Reference values: 0 to 10 years 0 ...
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